Women's Basketball

NyahLeveretter

  • position Forward
  • height 6-3
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Blythewood, S.C.

Strong, tall, athletic forward that is the perfect frontcourt prospect for Kentucky … Should benefit greatly from a summer of strength training on campus … Star volleyball player in high school as well with over 700 career kills, adding 577 career blocks and 53 aces over her four-year career … Picked Kentucky over Florida and Clemson among others.

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2021, 2022)

2021-22 (Sophomore)
Played in 25 games with 11 starts during the season … Averaged 2.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game with 17 blocks … Missed the first month of the season with a non-COVID related illness … Returned for the Cats against West Virginia, notching four rebounds … Played 30 minutes against Florida … Played a career-high 37 minutes against Vanderbilt and earned her first career start … Scored seven points against VU, going 3-of-3 from the field and added five rebounds and a career-best six blocks … Earned a career-high in points (eight), steals (three) and defensive rebounds (six) and a season high in total rebound (seven), free throws made (two) and field goals made (three) against Alabama … Made a career high four free throws and two assists against Auburn … Had four points and five rebounds in SEC Tournament opener vs. Mississippi State.

2020-21 (Freshman)
Played 14 games, averaging 6.7 minutes per game … In her collegiate debut against Murray State, recorded five boards and two blocks in 17 minutes … Led Kentucky against Marshall, grabbing a career-high eight boards … Scored a career-high seven points and recorded a career-high nine rebounds against Wofford.

High School
A four-star prospect according to ProspectsNation.com and ESPN.com, which ranks her as the 20th best forward in the class … A top-100 player in the class, according to ESPN.com, which describes her as an “athletic-4 with superior length and wingspan that competes on the glass and scores in traffic; rebounds and initiates the fast break, stretches the defense to the arc and is a versatile defender” … Was named an all-state performer by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association after completing a decorated high school career at Westwood High School … Had her best season as a senior, averaging 13.3 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game while earning 1.1 blocks per game … Scored over 1,000 career points, hit 44 percent from the field as a senior and had a career field-goal percentage of 45 percent … Was a McDonald’s All-American Game nominee in 2020 … Named to the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association AAAA All-State Team in 2019 after averaging 11.9 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game … Scored over 350 points as a junior hitting 44 percent from the field, including 13 3-pointers and 68 percent from the free-throw line … Led Westwood to the AAAA State Tournament Final Four two seasons … Impressive sophomore season averaging 11.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game … Hit 50 percent from the field as a sophomore, scoring nearly 300 points … Saw significant varsity time as a freshman averaging 7.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game … Was a 1,000-point scorer for her high school, surpassing the total her senior season.

Personal
Place of Birth: Fort Campbell Miliary Base (Kentucky/Tennessee border) … Parent(s): Barry and Simquita Leveretter … Siblings: Has one brother Nicholas … Shooting Hand: Right … Major: Pre-Journalism

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